| Nov 8, 2010
| 6:18 PM
Maryland's top health official said Monday that his agency would do all it can to ensure that scarce mental health resources are spent properly after a Baltimore Sun investigation into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. uncovered the nonprofit clinic's...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 5:29 PM
Maryland lawmakers plan to examine the operations of a Baltimore mental health clinic in the wake of an investigation by The Baltimore Sun that revealed high Medicaid billings, and a state regulator said six family members on the nonprofit's board must...
| Nov 15, 2010
| 6:01 PM
Under pressure from state regulators, Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. has shaken up its corporate structure by taking away the voting rights of six family members who have long sat on the nonprofit mental health clinic's eight-seat board of directors....
| May 3, 2011
| 4:30 AM
I agree with Dr. Steven Sharfstein when he wrote, "We are all in this together" ("A teachable moment in Ruxton," April 27). It behooves us all not to forget it.
What is happening in Ruxton reminds me of what happened in 1983 in Baltimore County when I...
| Nov 22, 2010
| 7:16 PM
Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. is under investigation by the state's health inspector general for employing a psychiatrist who had been convicted several years earlier of Medicaid fraud.
The doctor, Roman Ostrovsky, 53, is one of eight physicians...
| May 11, 2011
| 4:30 AM
I have been a member of the board of a mental health organization that for many years has provided neighborhood housing for people who suffer from mental illness. Many people with mental illness live and work in their communities. Only people who are in...
| Nov 7, 2010
| 3:59 PM
Second of two parts; read the first part
For much of his adult life he'd been a slave to cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills and alcohol. Twice he had gone through weeks of intensive psychiatric and drug treatment at Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.,...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 5:07 PM
The state's top health official laid out new oversight measures Thursday aimed at better policing taxpayer-funded drug treatment and mental health providers.
Among the steps Health Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein presented to lawmakers: monitoring the...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 4:03 AM
In 1992, Paula Butturini and her husband, John Tagliabue, moved back to Rome, where they'd met, gotten engaged and were married in the '80s.
Each morning she would walk from their apartment near the Tiber River to Campo dei Fiori, where everyone from the...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Nearly a decade ago, not long after losing a daughter to suicide, a Baltimore County couple made a decision. They would turn their personal tragedy into a means of helping themselves, and others, by addressing mental illness in the open, without shame....
| Aug 10, 2011
| 7:45 AM
At a time when the government is debating which programs to cut to save money, the recent article about a Cockeysville couple coping with loss ("Parents push through the silence on suicide," Aug. 7) is particularly appropriate in explaining to the...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 11:39 AM
A state delegate from Virginia recently wrote on this page that "Sexual orientation is not limited to same- or complementary-sex attractions but includes attractions to children, prostitutes, multiple wives (polygamy), dead persons (necrophilia), animals,...